On February 22, CNN hosted a debate between DNC chair candidates, inherently presenting a false sense of democracy. The election will be determined by the 447 members of the DNC, many of whom are the same superdelegate loyalists who anointed Hillary Clinton as the party’s presidential nominee—even after their constituents overwhelmingly voted for Sen. Bernie Sanders.
CNN’s debate showed that the Democratic Party is continuing the same failed strategies that led to its current political paralysis. In the 2016 election cycle, Democrats lost not only the presidency and majorities in both houses of Congress, but hundreds of state legislatures across the country.
“I am having a moment watching #dncdebate God help us!” tweeted prominent Sanders surrogate, Nina Turner, who conveyed the feeling progressives had listening to the DNC chair candidates spew talking points to appease the Democratic establishment.